NEW YORK, Jan. 10, 2022 – The NBA G League’s top young players will be on display at NBA All-Star 2022 in Cleveland in the inaugural NBA G League Next Gem Game featuring G League Ignite taking on the Cleveland Charge.
A new facet of NBA All-Star 2022, the NBA G League Next Gem Game pays tribute to the NBA’s 75th Anniversary season, highlighting the G League’s next generation of talent on Ignite and the Charge. The game tips off from the Charge’s home arena, the Wolstein Center, on Sunday, Feb. 20 at 2 p.m. ET, live on NBATV.
“As basketball fans turn their attention to Cleveland for All-Star 2022 to celebrate the game’s most-prized jewels, we’re thrilled that they’ll also be able to discover some of the world’s most radiant young players in this first-ever Next Gem game,” said NBA G League President Shareef Abdur-Rahim.
The Charge feature players Tre Scott and Malik Newman, who have both earned call-ups to the Cleveland Cavaliers this season, while Ignite’s roster includes five players training toward the 2022 NBA Draft, including a pair of ESPN Top 10 recruits from the class of 2021 in Jaden Hardy (No. 2) and Michael Foster Jr. (No. 7), plus MarJon Beauchamp and top international stars Dyson Daniels and Fanbo Zeng.
Tickets for the Next Gem game can be purchased via seatgeek.com.
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